Elderly Woman Reunited with Lost Engagement Ring in Emotional Video

A metal detectorist in England made the day of an 85-year-old woman when he found her lost engagement ring hidden in her own yard.

The woman, known as Mrs. Brown, was left unable to find her sentimental ring after losing it at home. But metal detectorist @Smoggysearcher was not going to let it go without a fight. He uses his skill to find people's lost items on their property, free of charge.

The detectorist captured the moment Mrs. Brown found out the news that her ring had not been lost forever in an emotional viral video with over 200,000 views, sparking tears online.

He greeted a smiling Mrs. Brown at the door, in what he described as "the happiest metal detecting moment ever." @smoggysearcher presented the woman with her lost engagement ring, producing a shocked yell from her. She reached out to grab the item, before reaching out and pulling him in for a grateful hug too.


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"I'm so happy right now," he said, as the two both began to simultaneously cry. The metal detectorist had found the ring inside of a trash can full of grass from the front yard. Without his help. It would have been impossible for Mrs. Brown to find her ring.

According to the woman, she must have lifted grass into the trash can, and not noticed the ring sliding from her finger at the same time. "It's lovely. Thank you so much," she said, as the pair continued to cry on the doorstep.

Despite being a sad experience, losing rings is unfortunately not a rare one. According to research by insurer Ecclesiastical, around a quarter of men admitted to losing their wedding ring at some point, while 14.3 percent of women said the same.

Viewers of the viral video were touched by the interaction and rushed to the comments to share their excitement.

"I think this might just be the loveliest moment ever captured," wrote one user.

"This is heartwarming. This is what brings me tears of joy on this app. The beauty in humans that's rarely seen," added another.

"There are good people in this world...this video gives me hope," shared one viewer.

Late last year, Newsweek reported on a couple who similarly lost a precious wedding ring while cliff jumping in Hawaii in 2021. To the luck and surprise of the couple, another couple visited the same cliffs a year later and discovered the gold wedding band on a lava rock nearby.

Thanks to TikTok, the couple managed to reunite the ring with its rightful owner, after posting a social media callout.